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[5/22] Recently Read, Watched, and Listened


I finished Lisa See's The Island of Sea Women. It's good and I recommend to those who enjoy historical fiction. I do like the author's choice of giving us historical events through the eyes of a decades-long turbulent friendship.

Shortcomings, by Adrian Tomine - a graphic novel that asks how much race, politics, and other societal issues actually play into our personal relationships and their... well, shortcomings. This is a good one and HIGHLY recommended.


Hoarders - currently at s11 e5. I’m not sure why I started watching this show again (stopped a few years back). I hit “Play” on Netflix and it started me on the 11th season. This is such a deeply, guilty pleasure. It’s exploitive and I feel bad for taking part of it but, I can’t help but feel very drawn in and empathetic to the trauma that these people, with hoarding disorder, are going through. I did stop here because I need a break from the drama.

Stowaway (2021) - Great acting (which you would expect from Daniel Dae Kim, Toni Collette, and Anna Kendrick) aside, I... have questions. I (think I) understand the point of the movie and the directive choices made but, there are so many plot holes. For starters, how are there not more redundant systems for such a long journey?


This week’s rotation included Smashing Pumpkins, Def Leppard, Tool, Suicidal Tendencies, Megadeth, Rage Against the Machine, and Yo-Yo Ma.

[Single] Beautiful World, by Parannoul - Oh, just inject this into my veins!

[Podcast] Criminal: Unfit - *shudder*. Just another episode proving how arcane and absolutely wrong we humans can be to one another. 

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